Longmont Main Street Corridor Plan

This project looks at the Main Street Corridor.

In 2018, the Longmont City Council established their vision for Longmont's places, which is "In 20 years, Longmont will have a developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66 and a river corridor that stretches from the sugar mill to the fairgrounds providing a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment."

This place based vision is closely tied with and supported by Envision Longmont and numerous other plans that recognize the Main Street Corridor as the “heart” of the community. The City recognizes that there is an opportunity to look at and think about the future of the Main Street corridor, and to identify and discuss potential changes along the corridor that will leverage our local economy and the quality of our community for decades to come.

Beginning last year, the City of Longmont set out to develop a plan, high-level goals, and vision for fortifying and improving the Main Street Corridor to reinforce it as the City's cultural, commercial and business center. The 5-mile long corridor extends from Highway 66 on the north to Plateau Road on the south. The Main Street Corridor plan will address the need to carry multiple transportation modes safely and efficiently on Main Street, while revitalizing the area, and creating opportunities for mixed-land use projects over time.

The City is asking for the public's input on how you would like to see the corridor change over time. Explore the news updates, timeline of the project and the different character areas, as well as submitting your input through interactive maps and surveys.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Thanks to all who participated in the latest survey for recommendations. Results can be found here.


In 2018, the Longmont City Council established their vision for Longmont's places, which is "In 20 years, Longmont will have a developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66 and a river corridor that stretches from the sugar mill to the fairgrounds providing a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment."

This place based vision is closely tied with and supported by Envision Longmont and numerous other plans that recognize the Main Street Corridor as the “heart” of the community. The City recognizes that there is an opportunity to look at and think about the future of the Main Street corridor, and to identify and discuss potential changes along the corridor that will leverage our local economy and the quality of our community for decades to come.

Beginning last year, the City of Longmont set out to develop a plan, high-level goals, and vision for fortifying and improving the Main Street Corridor to reinforce it as the City's cultural, commercial and business center. The 5-mile long corridor extends from Highway 66 on the north to Plateau Road on the south. The Main Street Corridor plan will address the need to carry multiple transportation modes safely and efficiently on Main Street, while revitalizing the area, and creating opportunities for mixed-land use projects over time.

The City is asking for the public's input on how you would like to see the corridor change over time. Explore the news updates, timeline of the project and the different character areas, as well as submitting your input through interactive maps and surveys.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Thanks to all who participated in the latest survey for recommendations. Results can be found here.


Recommendations - North Main

5 months
North Main: Highway 66 to 17th Avenue

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. North Main is currently recognized as a community retail destination, with a limited office and employment presence. The project team, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders has come up with the following as initial recommendations:

  1. Increase mixed use, residential, entertainment along Main Street; redevelop underutilized parking
  2. Add pocket parks, plazas, landscaping, and trees
  3. Create additional East-West and North-South street connections
  4. Improve safety of Main...

North Main: Highway 66 to 17th Avenue

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. North Main is currently recognized as a community retail destination, with a limited office and employment presence. The project team, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders has come up with the following as initial recommendations:

  1. Increase mixed use, residential, entertainment along Main Street; redevelop underutilized parking
  2. Add pocket parks, plazas, landscaping, and trees
  3. Create additional East-West and North-South street connections
  4. Improve safety of Main Street Connections
  5. Leverage future Bus Rapid Transit Stations
  6. Provide entry signage into Longmont at State Highway 66

We would like to hear specific recommendations from the community. Using the corresponding pins, please mark where you would like to see the following:

  • Green spaces or plazas
  • Improved landscaping and/or additional trees
  • Crosswalks and/or new street connections
  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Housing


Recommendations - Midtown

5 months
Midtown: 17th Avenue to 11th Avenue

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. Midtown is currently characterized by neighborhood serving retail and service commercial. The project team, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders has come up with the following as initial recommendations:

  1. Create a Paseo/Mercado Promenade from 11th - Mountain View Ave
  2. Add Mixed-Use infill on underutilized parcels
  3. Add pocket parks, plazas, landscaping, and trees
  4. Create additional East-West and North-South street connections
  5. Improve alley accesses to...

Midtown: 17th Avenue to 11th Avenue

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. Midtown is currently characterized by neighborhood serving retail and service commercial. The project team, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders has come up with the following as initial recommendations:

  1. Create a Paseo/Mercado Promenade from 11th - Mountain View Ave
  2. Add Mixed-Use infill on underutilized parcels
  3. Add pocket parks, plazas, landscaping, and trees
  4. Create additional East-West and North-South street connections
  5. Improve alley accesses to businesses 

We would like to hear specific recommendations from the community. Using the corresponding pins, please mark where you would like to see the following:

  • Green space/ plazas
  • Improved landscaping and/or additional trees
  • Additional alley access to business
  • New street connections
  • Infill development opportunities (Mixed-Use, Restaurants, Space for new and/or expanding businesses, Retail, Housing)

Recommendations - Old Town

5 months
Old Town: 11th Avenue to St. Vrain Creek

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. Old Town currently serves as a community, cultural and entertainment center. Downtown is located within this area; it is also a focus for City Council as it relates to their place based vision and associated work plan. There is a mix of commercial and residential uses in this area and it supports significant employment within the corridor. The project team, in consultation with the community...

Old Town: 11th Avenue to St. Vrain Creek

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. Old Town currently serves as a community, cultural and entertainment center. Downtown is located within this area; it is also a focus for City Council as it relates to their place based vision and associated work plan. There is a mix of commercial and residential uses in this area and it supports significant employment within the corridor. The project team, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders has come up with the following as initial recommendations:

  1. Strategic infill of downtown parking lots for residential, office use, and mixed-use
  2. Create additional pocket parks and plazas for nodes of interest
  3. Address difficult turning movements (i.e. left turn from Main onto 9th Avenue)
  4. Provide safer crosswalks and intersections
  5. Link Main to the 1st and Main transit station
  6. Enhance connections to Dickens Farm Nature Area and the River

We would like to hear specific recommendations from the community. Using the corresponding pins, please mark where you would like to see the following:

  • Green space / plazas
  • Crosswalks or other intersection improvements
  • New bicycle and/or pedestrian connections
  • Infill development opportunities (Mixed-Use, Restaurants, Business or Office Space, Retail, Residential)

Recommendations - South Main

5 months
South Main: St. Vrain Creek to Plateau Road

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. South Main currently serves as a regional commercial center and has concentrations of employment. The project team, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders has come up with the following as initial recommendations:
  1. Strategic infill opportunity from St. Vrain Creek to S. Emery Street
  2. Connect existing and planned development to Main Street
  3. Provide consistent sidewalk widths and work to reduce speeds where feasible
  4. ...

South Main: St. Vrain Creek to Plateau Road

The Main Street Corridor plan is looking at how to revitalize the corridor, accommodate planned growth, and encourage more mixed-use projects, while honoring the corridor's unique and historic characteristics. South Main currently serves as a regional commercial center and has concentrations of employment. The project team, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders has come up with the following as initial recommendations:
  1. Strategic infill opportunity from St. Vrain Creek to S. Emery Street
  2. Connect existing and planned development to Main Street
  3. Provide consistent sidewalk widths and work to reduce speeds where feasible
  4. Provide additional trees and landscaping
  5. Create new bicycle/pedestrian connections, particularly north/south
  6. Add new entry signage to Main Street and downtown near Plateau Road

We would like to hear specific recommendations from the community. Using the corresponding pins, please mark where you would like to see the following:
  • Improved landscaping and/or additional trees
  • Additional routes and or/ connections for bicycles
  • Crosswalks or other intersection improvements
  • Infill development opportunities (Mixed-Use, Restaurants, Entertainment, Business or Office Space, Retail, Residential)